Yay! We did it. A whole 10km walked and pushed in aid of ME Research.

My husband Paul and friend Phil walked and pushed for the first 5k which we did in about 1hr 15mins. I'd say half a dozen or so walked each lap with me.

My neighbour Nick pushed me for the 1st lap in under 15 minutes he was going so fast! My dad's partner Isobel pushed for the 2nd lap with a short stretch shared between her and my dad taking a handle each of my wheelchair (ending in hitting the grass verge of course).

The third lap my sister-in-law Kate pushed and my big brother Simon on the 4th and final lap. He had a little help for a short stretch from my a couple of my neighbours Hazel and Nick's kid's - we had a conga line of kid A pushing kid B pushing Simon pushing me :)

Paul walked the whole 10k. Phil walked the 5k plus a little of the last lap and covered a lot more ground taking photos which I was very grateful for as my photos aren't good! And my dad, Isobel, Simon, Kate (and Maud my baby neice in her pushchair), my mum, Hazel, Nick and 3 of their lovely kids all walked at least 2 laps each.

Everyone was chatting as we went round and it was a great atmosphere and a lovely group of people. We had a sharp rain shower at the very start, then sun. Then as the laps started for it poured down with rain and was very windy, but it dried up on the 2nd lap and everyone stayed the distance.

I felt ok round the course. I literally couldn't have done it with the support of such fantastic people and all the good wishes sent by so many.  Now back at home my brain is slowing down (a sign a health crash is on it's way) and I'm feeling weary and achey.  I have nothing planned for a couple of days to allow for serious resting - even though it was everyone else on the team that did all the really hard work!

As I write we've raised £656 online, plus £35 offline so looking to be £691 in total (plus ME Research will get another £100 in giftaid).

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported me in this challenge with their kindness, their muscle and their cash. I'm absolutely delighted at how much we've managed to raise (far beyond my expectations) and really proud of what we've achieved.  What next ...?  Maybe some rest and then I might start planning a new challenge

 


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05/30/2012 15:59

good one info dude

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09/03/2012 18:43

will return shortly

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